70 Total Quotes

Greg McDermott Quotes

Greg McDermott
You start with character and work ethic. And you do your research on their feel for the game and their ability to accept coaching. If you talk to enough people, you can get those answers.
Greg McDermott
#Character

Greg McDermott
We've had some big wins across the board. And we've had some near misses. Drake led Boston College for most of their game and Wichita only lost to Illinois by one.
Greg McDermott
#Boston

Greg McDermott
This might be the first time ever in the history of men's basketball at Northern Iowa that we've had a home game in February with first place on the line.
Greg McDermott
#Basketball

Greg McDermott
We've got (Iowa coach) Steve Alford and (Iowa State coach) Wayne Morgan to thank. If they were not willing to play us, we'd be sitting where Missouri State is.
Greg McDermott
#Coach

Greg McDermott
We have good players. Not only are they good players, but they're unselfish players. They believe in one another. When you get that combination, you catch lightning in a bottle. That's what we've done with this group.
Greg McDermott
#Believe

Greg McDermott
Unfortunately, both of my decisions turned out to be the wrong one, but that's kind of the way it's gone here the last couple of weeks.
Greg McDermott
#Decisions

Greg McDermott
We tried to turn to the bench, and we didn't get as much production tonight. That's typical of young guys on the road.
Greg McDermott
#Bench

Greg McDermott
What he has done this season, and the consistency he's brought to the table for us, has been unbelievable.
Greg McDermott
#Consistency

Greg McDermott
This is one of the most difficult scenarios I've had to deal with as a coach.
Greg McDermott
#Coach

Greg McDermott
First of all, my gratitude to the donor goes beyond words. To think someone views our program in such regard that they would be willing to make a substantial financial donation to supplement our program, it's really hard for me to fathom. I'm very appreciative.
Greg McDermott
#Gratitude

Greg McDermott
When you mention Northern Iowa now, people equate it with a place that has a good basketball program. The thing that needed to change when I came back was the perception and it has. That's what I'm most proud of.
Greg McDermott
#Basketball

Greg McDermott
Obviously, this has taken on a whole new meaning for me. The approach I've taken this year, and from here on out, will be much different.
Greg McDermott
#Meaning

Greg McDermott
I get a microphone in front of my face four or five times a week, and it's an opportunity for me to encourage people to be tested and increase awareness because of what's happened to us personally.
Greg McDermott
#Opportunity

Greg McDermott
Anytime we can have a four-point lead and those guys haven't scored a point, that's a luxury.
Greg McDermott
#Luxury

Greg McDermott
We lost a game but we stayed in the rankings because our league is so good. Obviously, people understand how good Creighton is and know that a loss at Creighton isn't the end of the world.
Greg McDermott
#People

Greg McDermott
They don't want anything to do with us. In terms of trying to get any sort of home and home deal, it's virtually impossible.
Greg McDermott
#Home

Greg McDermott
We would have been in deep trouble without him.
Greg McDermott
#Trouble

Greg McDermott
This is my job and that's all there is to it. I haven't talked to anybody nor do I plan to.
Greg McDermott
#Job

Greg McDermott
I would have never envisioned we would raise that kind of money. We wanted to make a difference.
Greg McDermott
#Money

Greg McDermott
Then last year we played Western Michigan at home and they were a low-RPI team and playing them was huge for us in getting an (at-large) NCAA bid.
Greg McDermott
#Home

Greg McDermott
You just don't know what's going to happen in this league. You pull your hair out trying to figure it out. You better just focus on the game at hand. For us, that's Indiana State.
Greg McDermott
#Trying

Greg McDermott
We're . . . playing for our lives. They've got nothing to lose. Those are always dangerous games.
Greg McDermott
#Games

Greg McDermott
The Indiana State game is as well as we've played.
Greg McDermott
#Game

Greg McDermott
I didn't think defensively we were as good as we've been. When we made mistakes, they made us pay for it.
Greg McDermott
#Mistakes

Greg McDermott
We made more mistakes tonight that led to easy baskets for them than we have in a long time. Some of the things weren't typical for us.
Greg McDermott
#Mistakes

Greg McDermott
That was the difference in the game at Creighton Tuesday night. We really got outplayed to start the second half. We reminded the guys of that at halftime, that we needed to get off to a good start in the second half.
Greg McDermott
#Night

Greg McDermott
That's about as good an individual performance as anybody has had at the UNI-Dome against one of our teams. He was outstanding.
Greg McDermott
#Performance

Greg McDermott
Since putting him in the starting lineup, Wichita State is a different team. They're playing great basketball, as well as anyone in the league. This will be a game that comes down to a few possessions here and there.
Greg McDermott
#Basketball

Greg McDermott
I'm thrilled with this victory simply because we just beat a heck of a basketball team. I don't think it's any secret that Wichita State was playing as well as anyone in our league.
Greg McDermott
#Basketball

Greg McDermott
We shared the same vision.
Greg McDermott
#Vision